Monday sure is getting away from me. I have my first Christmas party this evening, with my Pampered Chef cluster. If you’re local, the League’s Mistletoe Market is today at the Omni, but it’s looking less and less like I’ll get to swing by, be supportive and knock off some of my remaining Christmas gifts. (Have I mentioned how much I LOVE that logo? I might have to get the artist/designer to do something for me…)
Of course, the holiday season hasn’t officially started at our house. Until we get past the Knight’s birthday, there’s no decking of the halls at our house yet. It’s not looking good for even having a birthday dinner, unless you count the one we had with friends last night at Topeka’s. I tried to find a photo of their melt in your mouth rolls, but no such luck. Oh my!
I did make a little more headway with the purging of stuff. I’d forgotten until I read Grace‘s list that I’d shared from our comforter excess, so see? It is helpful to read what everyone else is parting with, so I shall try to be a better sport about it.
10. One comforter – given away
11. One bag of old periodicals, from which I’d torn out recipes, etc. – trash
12. One bag of plain old trash, including quite a stack of knitting-related catalogs – trash
13. One carving set, ever so slightly used – to be given away
14. One box of old Pampered Chef receipts and out-dated paperwork – trash
15. One duplicate PC cookbook – to be gifted (anyone longing for “Stoneware Inspirations”?)
Slowly but surely, I’m getting there. I also managed another repeat on my guild’s KAL stole, so maybe by week’s end, I’ll have an FO. (I almost have to if I plan to wear it on the 13th for THAT Christmas party.) I realized this afternoon that I’m almost done with my Christmas shopping, except for the bane of my shopping, Dae, the Knight’s stocking, and a few other little things that will require me to actually drive to a shopping destination, get out and walk around. (Bec, if you’re reading, what about your dear hubby? I can always find something for him, but is there anything on his list?)
That leaves wrapping, which I enjoy when I have time to just put on some Christmas music and do a few packages here and there. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to do my part to support Cyber Monday and order a couple of things on that “little things” list, and make a couple of phone calls. (Yeah, imagine. Some companies still make you TALK to a person. Go figure!)